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Patrick Simon - Tennis Coach


Patrick Simon

Patrick is a well known French coach.  He has spent time and shared his expertise with some of the best players in the world.  He does specialise in the Under 10 age groups and is currently in charge of the 8 to 10 years age groups for the French Federation Tennis (FFT).  He has also spent time with other national federations and academies around the world.  Perhaps his two most famous players were Elina Svitolina and Amelie Mauresmo.



1977-1978 – General Certificate 1st and 2nd degree

1981 – Certified Physical Education Teacher


Languages: French: Native, English: Fluent

Coaching times & fees

Please contact Patrick directly if you think your son or daughter has the potential and could work with Patrick.

He can be contacted via email on psimon.tennis@gmail.com or via phone on + 33 761332200.

Further information

French Federation of Tennis (FFT):


Patrick Simon introduces himself as the Women’s Head Coach while he was working at the Justine Henin Academy in 2011 – 2014.

Patrick is an expert at developing the younger players.  He has been involved with Amelie Mauresmo and Elina Svitolina amongst others from a very young age and has a lot of experience working with age groups at different federations around the world.


2017-2020  – Person in charge national Program 8-10 years old – Technical National Direction of the French Federation

2014-2017  – Assaf Ingber Academy – Israel

  • In charge of two junior girls in coordination with the federation of Israel

2011-2014 – Justine Henin Academy – Belgium

  • In charge of the female program
  • In charge of the follow up of  Elina Svitolina over a year from Rank 340 WTA to 140 WTA
  • Training experience with girls from different countries

2009-2010 – Technical National Director of Tunisia

Main Results:

  • African Nation Championship Women – Winner Category 14-16-18 years old for the 1st time in history
  • Ons Jabeur – Finalist Junior – French Open Tennis Tournament – Roland Garros

August 2009 – National Technical Director -Resignation

From 2006 until 2009-Person in Charge National Program 7-9 years old – Technical National Direction of the French Federation

  • And Punctual Follow up of Julie Coin 85th WTA

From 1999 until 2006 – Regional Technical Advisor – League of Guadeloupe, Dom Tom

Detection and Formation:

  • Gregory Gumbs – Finalist French Championship – 14 years old
  • Gianni Mina – Number 2 Worldwide Junior
  • Cedric Commin – Champion French Championship – 14 years old
  • Calvin Hemery – Champion French Championship – 12 years old & Quarter finalist Roland Garros Junior

From 1995 until 1999 – National Coach of Amelie Mauresmo who became World Champion Junior

From 1987 until 1995 – Regional Technical Advisor – League of Picardie, France

Detection and Formation:

  • Amelie Mauresmo
  • Amelie Cocheteux
  • Julie Coin

September 1987 – Integrated the National Technical Direction of Tennis

From 1981 until 1987 – Certified physical education teacher in Douai (North of France) and Colmar (Alsace)


Patrick is coaching from the heart and is very generous. He loves to share his knowledge with players and coaches. He is been around for a long time and still passionate about what he does.

Severine Tamborero - Canadian Tennis Federation